As reported by Censor.NET, this was announced by the United Nations in Ukraine in its report..
The total death toll from mid-April 2014 to Dec.1, 2016 is 9,758, with another 22,779 people injured. These figures include Ukrainian armed forces, civilians and members of armed groups. Over 2,000 of those killed were civilians, with an additional 298 passengers killed as a result of the MH-17 plane crash. The number of civilians injured due to the conflict is estimated at between 6,000 and 7,000.
"It is of deep concern that Government forces and armed groups operating in civilian areas do not take all feasible precautions against the effects of fighting, resulting in damage to schools, kindergartens, and medical facilities. Ukrainian military forces and armed groups continue to be positioned in civilian homes and buildings in villages and towns adjacent to the contact line. Agricultural land used for military purposes and contaminated by mines and explosive remnants of war has a detrimental impact on people's access to livelihoods," the report reads.
Armed groups in the self-proclaimed 'Donetsk people's republic' and 'Luhansk people's republic' continue to deprive people of their basic rights and of any effective mechanism for redress. Despite repeated requests, the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine was not provided full and unhindered access to places where these people are being held. The report refers to a number of penal and pre-trial detention facilities in the territory controlled by armed groups in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, where pre-conflict detainees and prisoners are held, and other places in Donetsk and Luhansk regions where the armed groups hold or have recently held individuals captured in connection with the armed conflict. The lack of access to these facilities raises concerns that they may be subject to torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, including sexual and gender-based violence.
Hundreds of individuals also remain missing. While some of them could be dead with their bodies pending recovery or identification, it could be that some individuals considered missing by the Government are being held incommunicado in the territories controlled by the armed groups or vice versa. However in the absence of information, the families of those who are missing continue to suffer deeply, given the uncertain fate of their loved ones, the report reads.
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